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Course Details & Registration Information

Career Pathway for Meeting and Event Planners
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 15 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed job seekers.
Do you enjoy pulling off a great party or event? Do you like to be a part of putting the pieces together to make the "magic" happen? If so, then come explore a career in meeting and event planning! Learn about the technical skills and professional qualities needed to become employed in the field. Discuss personal attributes and interests necessary to plan meetings, conferences, fundraisers and other events for private individuals, public and private corporations, nonprofits and educational institutions. Explore skills and strengths needed to perform the events planning job duties. You will also determine the certifications and additional training or education available to increase your competitive edge as an event planner.
Course Objectives
  1. have researched the skills, education and credentials necessary to become an event planner.
  2. have identified the businesses and organizations that utilize event planning representatives.
  3. have discussed the role of technology with event planning.
  4. have reviewed attributes and skill sets beneficial for planning a conference, meeting and event.
  5. have identified event planning software used in the industry.
  6. have determined the certifications and additional training available to enhance skills as an event planner.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1 - Registration and course overview
  2. Module 2 - Occupational outlook for meeting and event planners
  3. Module 3 - Public, private, and nonprofit sector positions
  4. Module 4 - Employment skills for meeting and event planners
  5. Module 5 - Goal setting for employment as a meeting and event planner
  6. Module 6 - Training and certification opportunities for meeting and event planners
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed job seekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696